Alcatel Seabed Networks recently announced that the installation of the Quintillion submarine cable system in the Alaska State section has been completed and is expected to be operational by December this year, marking the first access to the 21st century ultra-broadband optical network in the North American Arctic Circle. Quintillion submarine cable Alaska segment to be put into operation in December.
According to reports, the Alaska State segment will be 1,400 miles of submarine and terrestrial fiber optic networks, capable of providing Gigabit service bandwidth, including the Prudhoe Bay to Noam's submarine network trunk, and through the branch line to Ukraine Te Chiavac, Wainwright, Cape Horn and Coetzee to provide Internet services.
In 2016, the Alaska section of the cable installation started, most of the installation was completed last year. In November 2016, staff members have been operating in test mode and are monitored closely in winter and spring. During this test, the installation worked well and was looking forward to completing the system testing activities prior to putting it into commercial operation in December of this year.
In addition, the Quintillion Terrestrial Cable has been partially installed between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay, connecting North Alaskan communities to the Pacific Northwest and servicing the Prudhoe Bay field. This ground system has been providing commercial services since last spring. The third phase of the Quintillion Submarine Cable System will eventually connect Asia and Western Europe through Northwest Passage.
George M Tronsrue III, CEO of Quintillion, said: "The completion of the Alaska phase of deployment is a significant step forward in our groundbreaking project that overcomes considerable challenges including building and operating in a difficult and unpredictable Arctic environment We are proud of our work.
According to reports, Quintillion submarine cable system will provide telecom service providers with high-speed broadband capacity, than the existing satellite and microwave communications, with lower wholesale costs and improve service quality to provide users with services. The commissioning of this system will help improve medical and educational services, promote economic growth, enhance the strength of local businesses and allow consumers to access video and other high-speed Internet applications.